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Dr. Emily Altman
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Excessive Sweating (Definition)

can be associated with increased sweating through out the body or just limited to underarms, face, soles, palms. It occur when one sweats more than would be expected for activity level, stress level or ...Read more


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How effective is drysol for sweaty hands&feet?

How effective is drysol for sweaty hands&feet?

Effective: Not everything works for everyone, but it is a commonly used preparation for this problem. ...Read more

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My son often sweats excessively, cold & wet palms and feet. Besides surgery, are there ways of curing it?

My son often sweats excessively, cold & wet palms and feet. Besides surgery, are there ways of curing it?

See below: Sympathetic nerve blocks may be of limited value along with certain medications. Talk to your physician and see if they can guide you to specialists who can treat this problem. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for sweaty hands?

Is there a cure for sweaty hands?

Yes: Many options. Botox injections, iontophoresis, drysol, Robinul (glycopyrrolate) pills and surgery called sympathectomy are the options. Try topical drysol first and move down the line. Surgery is last resort. ...Read more

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Home remedy for itching legs and hand?

Home remedy for itching legs and hand?

Oatmeal bath: Here is an oatmeal bath recipe: http://herbalacademyofne.com/2015/03/soothing-oatmeal-bath-recipe/ ...Read more

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What are good home remediesfor sweaty hands and feet?

What are good home remediesfor sweaty hands and feet?

Tannic acid soaks: When your feet sweat, it soaks into your socks and shoes. Foot odor is the result of sweat that feast on germs that are already normally on your feet. Wash your feet, dry them well, wear wicking socks; wear sandals; disinfect your shoes; soak your feet in tea bag soaks 2-3x weekly (2 tea bags to a pint of cool water) the tannic acid helps to reduce pore size and has a anti-microbial effect. ...Read more

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Is there remedies for smelly feet?

Is there remedies for smelly feet?

Smelly Feet: Smelly feet is caused by bacteria that thrive in cool, moist and dark areas. Feet in shoes and socks is a perfect area for bacteria to grow. Keeping the bacteria load down with the use of foot deodorant/antiperspirants that can you can purchase in the supermarket is key. Also changing socks and also spraying your shoes with Lysol a few times a week can also help. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative cure for toenail fungus and numbness in feet?

Is there an alternative cure for toenail fungus and numbness in feet?

Yes: In my office we offer laser treatment for fungus nails. It takes three treatments. There is minimal or little pain. The success rate is very high. ...Read more

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Tried and true antiperspirant for hyperhidrosis?

Tried and true antiperspirant for hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis: Compounded topical Glycopyrrolate 3% used at night is very effective for hyperhidrosis and very well tolerated. You will need a prescription and a compounding pharmacy to have the topical medication made. ...Read more

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Why are my hands & feet always cold? What is remedy?

Why are my hands & feet always cold?  What is remedy?

They change color?: Do they change color? Are they cold to touch? The remedy is the correct diagnosis. If you smoke - stop. Dress warmly as central warmth can help improve extremity warmth. When you are evaluated you will be checked for systemic problems like thyroid disease, poor vascular function. Once you are tested including an examination, lab and imaging then a clear diagnosis can help this. ...Read more

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Why are my hands & feet always cold? What is remedy?

Why are my hands & feet always cold?  What is remedy?

Do they feel cold?: There are a variety of causes of cold hands and feet including vascular and metabolic which are my top two. Do they feel cold? Do they change colors? Howq do you warm then up? We woud look first at vascular causes and see how the circulation responds. Also a look at the thyroid function? ...Read more

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My feet sweat so bad! is there an effective treatment for this?

My feet sweat so bad! is there an effective treatment for this?

Yes: Topical medications such as drysol rotating shoes changing socks 2x/day. ...Read more

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Solutions for male with feet sweating while wearing work boots?

Solutions for male with feet sweating while wearing work boots?

Sweating: You can't necessarily stop your feet from sweating, but a few things can help. #1--wear socks that have some cotton, #2--your boots need to be breathable--leather or synthetic with some mesh or ventilation. #3--you can bring a change of socks to work. There are other treatments for excessive sweating, but all have issues. See you doctor for more info. ...Read more

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EXTREMLY COLD FEET for 10 years(urinate a lot, dripping from nose,..) cracking in joints, EXSESIVE sweating under arms(no sweating if im drunk).Help! ?

EXTREMLY COLD FEET for 10 years(urinate a lot, dripping from nose,..) cracking in joints, EXSESIVE sweating under arms(no sweating if im drunk).Help!
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First: question is: do you smoke cigarettes? Smoking can cause coldness in the feet, or Buerger's disease. So if you do smoke, please try to quit using patches etc. Also, when was your last complete blood test and physical exam? You need one every 6 months. Frequesnt urination is a sign of Diabetes. ...Read more

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My grandma has bad foot fungus and has diabetes type 2. Is there any home remedies for her foot fungus. It's getting worse.

My grandma has bad foot fungus and has diabetes type 2. Is there any home remedies for her foot fungus. It's getting worse.

Fungus/diabetes: Given the potential for problems associated with diabetes, i would be hesitant to try any at home remedies for athletes foot. Evaluation by a podiatrist would be beneficial, not only to help rid the fungal infection, but to ensure that your grandmothers foot does not run into problems in the future. ...Read more

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Best over-the-counter lotion for really dry hands and feet?

Best over-the-counter lotion for really dry hands and feet?

See answer: The american academy of dermatology recommend: ointments and creams are more effective and less irritating than lotions. Look for a cream or ointment that contains an oil such as olive oil or jojoba oil. Shea butter also works well. Other ingredients that help to soothe dry skin include lactic acid, urea, hyaluronic acid, dimethicone, glycerin, lanolin, mineral oil, and petrolatum. ...Read more

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Have horrid burning itchy feet at night. No gout, no neuropathy, no athletes foot. Right foot is worse. Tried epsom, lamisil, (terbinafine) no relief. Dr to see?

Have horrid  burning itchy feet at night. No gout, no neuropathy, no athletes foot. Right foot is worse. Tried epsom, lamisil, (terbinafine) no relief. Dr to see?

I'm partial : To podiatry. I vote for podiatrist. I would love to find out what finally helps you or what your diagnosis ends up being if there is a way for you to keep us informed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cures for athletes foot.

Depends: The type of treatment rendered for athelete's foot (foot fungus) depends on the severity and the type of foot fungus it is. There are several types ranging from topical to oral medication. One important thing to remember is no matter what medication is used, it is important to address the environment that the foot is in and avoid re-infection. Don't forget to disinfect socks as well as shoes! ...Read more

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